By: Diane Benjamin
In Indianapolis their electric buses started losing the charge when the temperature got below 50 degrees!
Excerpts from TODAY’s story:
INDIANAPOLIS — The IndyGo electric buses are already showing signs of trouble as the temperatures plunge. It’s a problem Call 6 Investigates first exposed in March, and now it’s happening.
Once the temperatures took a dip below 50 degrees, the electric buses began having problems holding a charge.
In the past two weeks, as the thermometer hit 50 degrees and below buses which left the garage fully charged fell victim to the cold.
Their ‘SOC,’ which stands for ‘State of Charge,’ became too low to complete their route, and they were pulled out of service to be recharged.
The buses are manufactured by China-based ‘BYD,’ which stands for ‘Build Your Dreams.’ Other cities have returned BYD buses, and yet IndyGo seemed committed to the bus manufacturer company.
Guess who Connect Transit has bids from for new electric buses:
This is from the September meeting, nothing was on the October meeting agenda.
Think they will pick BYD?
Do we need Global Warming so the electric buses will run?
The Connect Transit November meeting has been delayed until December 5th because of Thanksgiving.